Hand-harvested during middle to end of March and barrel matured in new French Oak barrels for 24 months. A brooding garnet of sweet red and black hedgerow fruit combined with stewed apples and cranberry, cigar box and hints of spice. Re-assuring tannins, cedar and a strong plum finish. Drink through to 2025. Cab Franc complements any hearty meat dishes like oxtail, cog a vin, spicy foods and pulled pork.
It plays well with spicy undertones but more suitable for neutral dishes like bouillebaise or a tom jum soup, as the wine is very classic, balanced and thinly layered, with a good mouth feel and lingering palate.